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‘Tobacco Tax: A sustainable source for Health Financing’

A joint study by the World Bank and the World Health Organization recently conducted in various countries including South Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand America and Britain shows that even a 10 per cent increment in the tax on tobacco products led to a significant drop in the consumption of tobacco products by the lower class and the middle class people in these countries.

5 Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber

5 Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber

Cucumbers are known to heal many skin problems, under eye swelling and sunburn. Cucumbers also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids which prevent water loss, therefore cucumber is frequently applied topically to burns and dermatitis.

Nepal fails to qualify for ICC U-19 World Cup following defeat to Afghanistan

Nepal's long-standing dream to play in the ICC U19 World Cup, 2018 has shattered after the team crashed out of the ICC U-19 qualifier for the Asian region underway in Singapore, following a humiliating 96-run defeat against Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Sandip’s seven wickets help Nepal defeat Malaysia

Captian Sandeep Lamicchhane took seven wickets as Nepal defeated Malaysia by five wickets in its fifth match held under the ongoing ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier match in Singapore.

Two trek routes leading to Gosaikunda ready to greet travellers

Gosaikunda

Two trek routes are being brought into full operation with necessary preparations for the pilgrims and tourists heading to the Gosaikunda alpine lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima – a religious festival of the Hindus. 

Bull fighting: The Spectacle

Bull fighting

The spectacle of bullfighting has existed in one form or another since ancient days. For example, a contest of some sort is depicted in a wall painting unearthed at Knossos in Crete, dating from about 2000 BC. It shows male and female acrobats confronting a bull, grabbing its horns as it charges and vaulting over its back.

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint

DNA

Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they’re taking the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned life forms from scratch. Boeke, a researcher at New York University, directs an international team of 11 labs on four continents working to “rewrite” the yeast genome, following a detailed plan they published in March.

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